Thank you Father for giving Keith and I two wonderful years together. Pleask ask Father that He would protect our marriage from the enemy and that Keith and I would grow deeper in our relationship with Father. Ask Phil. 2:3-5 over us. Ask that as we adjust to the many differences and challenges here that our relationship with eachother would be a safe place. Thanks for remembering us to Dad!
While he is fascinated with the bunnies, he prefers his kitty friend which will be in another post!
Please ask for Benjamin as he grows up in a foreign land; that Father would protect him from the enemy and that he will grow up as a light in a dark land!
Benjamin is definitely a fan of the yard...and the hose.
When we first got here, we were pleasantly surprised to see how much green there was!
These pics are from the side yard around the corner.
This section of yard originally came complete with two bunnies and a large cage full of birds. The birds are now gone, but the bunnies are still around, though they have been moved to a different spot than pictured.
Not Pictured: The compound also has a long driveway, with a small building for our "guards" and a garden off to the side. At the end of the driveway is a large gate that leads to our street, which has a name that, in English, translates to "Prison Street."
Thankfully, the website started behaving, so we can now post the pics from our new home! We've made some changes since we took these pictures, but nothing too significant. We hope you enjoy them!
This first pics are looking on the front of the house, with the edge of the front yard in the foreground. It is a very beautiful compound, with two yards, a garden, lots of green areas and flowers. The yards also came complete with birds, bunnies, and cats. We will try and get a post up soon with those pics.
And, the lovely Julie with Benjamin. How blessed am I!
This is our entry way. The colorful carpet was originally going to be in Benjamin's room, but he doesn't have one. So, we improvised! This is also the room where Benjamin and his kitten friend look longingly at one another through the screen door.
And, of course, Benjamin immediately began devising and testing out his potential escape routes.
This is the nice, big kitchen that Julie had been waiting for. Needless to say, she made it her own very quickly. And what a great job she did!
The window sill areas in the kitchen are great. They have ledges you can sit on, and they face the yard, so you can enjoy the beautiful views!
On to the cozy bathroom/laundry room/utility room. Everything is tile, so it is flood-proof up to about 4-5 ft tall. Julie has confessed the bathtub as the "most amazing bathtub ever." It is has a very comfortable recline in the back and is contoured to fit the shoulder & neck area.
And, best of all, there is no "squatty potty" -- only a western-style toilet. For those who don't know what a "squatty" is, we'll have to post some pics some time.
This is our living room/sitting room/Benjamin's playroom. The big pillows are toshaks. They are great for taking naps and for cozying up to read or watch a movie. And, Benjamin thinks they are great for running and falling on.
And, more windows with beautiful views...
And last, but certainly not least, the bedroom. It is dark & cozy...great for sleeping. The entire mattress (no box spring) is about 4 inches thick, but is one of the more comfortable beds we've ever slept on!
This is how you keep a toddler happy at 5 AM in the morning before a plane flight. Any questions?